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speech writer. those were three different positions in the obama and bush campaign. so you stevens is reportedly pushing for romney to keep dodging the specifics. all of this is happening as the specifics of steven's only life are becoming quite an issue. this guy is kind of amazing. not only is he a strategy and an ad maker and speech writer but he is also an adventurer, and a hollywood screen writer and on top of all of that he was a strategist, for bob dole mccain, and george w. bush. now romney is trying to place the problems squarely on steven's shoulders. hum. but it is really stevens' fault or is he maybe beingscape goated as republicans trip over each other running away from mitt romney. here is the truth. it isn't the strategist it's not even the candidate. but the truth is it's the policies stupid. as conservative commentator dave frum tweeted this morning . . . and you know what he's right? the majority of americans just are not buying what the republicans are selling. republicans are pushing tax cuts for the wealthy, but a whopping 58% of americans be
about president obama voters when he didn't think the cameras were rolling. a camera rolling and "mother jones" magazine got the video. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right, there are 47% of them who are with him, who are depend enon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has to take care of them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it. that's an entitlement. he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. >> we got these clips from "mother jones" magazine. the romney campaign has not denied the substance of what's in the tapes. in the tape you hear romney saying my job is to not worry about those people, he'd never convince them. he also joked he'd have a better shot if his father, george romney, had been mexican. the question now, does the playing of this tape hurt or help his chances? gop strategist ari fleischer and paul begala and on the phone, cnn's jim acosta. paul, you say this is potentially devastating blow for the romney
-- as you pointed out, i help the pro obama super pac. and these are the two narratives on romney we're trying to push. first, that he doesn't care about the middle class. well, thanks for the help, mitt. in the latest cnn poll, by the way, before this gaffe, president obama had a 20-point lead over mitt romney in the question of who is more in touch with the concerns of the middle class. so it hurts there, hurts on the second front. there's a tax policy study that the democrats have been pushing, president clinton referred to it in his convention speech in charlotte. and it says in order to give big tax cuts for the rich, mitt romney's going to have to raise taxes on the middle class. well, when you're claiming to wealthy people that 47% of americans don't pay federal income tax, i think a lot of those people, retirees, working class folks are going to listen to that and think, gee, i guess the democrats are right, i guess he does want to raise taxes on the middle class in order to help the rich. this helps the democrats in two important ways. >> ari, it's not just someone like paul
. in the latest cnn polle this gaffe president obama had a 20-point lead over mitt romney in the question of who is more in touch with the concerns of the middle class. so it hurts there, hurts on the second front. there's a tax policy sudy that the democrats have been pushing president clinton referred to it in his convention speech in charlotte. and it says in order to give big tax cuts for the rich mitt romney's going to have to raise taxes on the middle class. well when you're claiming to wealthy people that 47% of americans don't pay federal income tax, i think a lot of those people, retirees, working class folks are going to listen to that and think gee i guess he does want to raise the taxes on the middle class in order to help the rich. this helps the democrats in two important ways. >> said that this tape could be potentially crippling. when you have a guy who wants to be president of all of the united states say 40% of the american people view themselves as victims and want handouts. what is that -- how bad is this. >> let's start with the 47% figure, which paul di
university. he served in the obama administration's state department focusing on afghanistan and pakistan. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. vali nasr, let me start with you. general dempsey, we heard him say this is a very serious threat to the war effort. we know that secretary panetta, in addition to what we just ard him say, also called this the last gasp of a dying insurgency. who is right? >> well, the taliban have been under pressure for some time, but they are proving to be very entrepreneurial and effective in carrying out new ways of attack. they're trying to send a message to the afghan people that they still have fight in them, that they have momentum on their side. i think the fact that these attacks continue and we see more and more americans and foreign troops die and there i audacious attacks on bases, the result does worry the afghan population that the taliban has still got a lot of energy at the same time we're telling the afghan population that we are ready to leave. >> woodruff: hodo you see this? which is it? >> i think it can be both. we have put the tali
% and the fallout. mitt romney is on damage control after he says obama supporters are victims and dependent on the government. >>> plus this -- >> say yes to change and yes to hope and yes to all of these things, what we don't ask specific waiting to see what can be delivered. >> when obama proposed the university health care and government-run health care, we were mired in debt, unemployment was the issue. >> the hope and the change, a new hour-long documentary, come ing to tv in seven battleground states. will it change the minds of disenchanted voters? we'll talk to the film maker. >>> unscripted and heartfelt, derrick rose and candid moment in chicago where a shoe unve unveiling turned into something so much more. >> all this stuff is going on in this city, a kid from maplewood got some positive -- >> standing up for chicago's children, getting them on the violent streets and back into the classroom. >>> court orders a french magazine to hand over the topless photos of kate middleton, saying it was an intimate, personal scene and should not be in a magazine. newsroom begins right now. >
popped up online. obama campaign pounced now the romney team is trying to manage the fallout this morning the romney campaign is scrambling to explain a secretly recorded tape where romney tells wealthy donors nearly half of all americans see themselves as victims. a magazine posted clips of what they say is romney talking at a fundraiser in may. in one of the clips the candidate says there is a number of americans who will vote for president obama, no matter what. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for president obama. >> reporter: in another clip romney talks about voters who do not pay income taxes. >> reporter: the obama campaign seized on the comments. . >> reporter: at a press conference last night romney tried to explain. >> it is not elegantly stated. of course, individuals are going to take responsibility for their life and my campaign is about helping people take more responsibility and becoming employed again. >> reporter: mitt romney says he hopes that all of his remarks from that event would be released. mother jones says the person who shot the video does not work
calling half the country dependent obama voters in these things have legs, just ask the president. >>> plus with over 50 coalition troops killed by uniformed afghans this year alone, nato has taken the remarkable step. we have suspended joint operations. we are live in kabul. >>> and are donors being fooled by political phishing scams, how some websites are being used to divert money into their own covers it is tuesday, september 18, 2012 this is the daily run down, i'm chuck todd. 49 dies go my first reads of the morning. >>> rough ten days for mitt romney, the president gets a notable convention bounce a bad jobs report seemed to have no illinompact on the electorate. romney's response to libya and egypt, widely band. infighting in the the romney campaign goes public. now this a newly leaked video obtained by "mother jones" and later nbc news, shows romney at a florida fund-raiser in may. nbc news has learned it was secretly recorded at a $50,000 a plate fund-raiser at the boca raton home of private equity mogul mark later. take a look. >> the obama campaign immediate pounced. "
to be careful how to deliver his message to people who voted for president obama in 2008. >> because they voted for him, they don't want to be told that they're wrong, that he's a bad guy, that he's corrupt. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick to respond to the romney tape, calling it shocking. the obama camp issued a statement that said it's hard to serve as president for all americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation. president obama dealt with a similar situation campaigning in 2008. he was secretly recorded telling donors that many on the right cling to guns and religion. vice presidential candidate paul ryan uses that comment frequently in his campaign appearances. this was in des moines, iowa, on monday. >> this is guilty as charged. >> reporter: romney did not retract anything he said in the video. he does admit it was not elegantly stated. in response, romney said he was speaking off the cuff in response to a question and he said, of course i want to help all americans. all americans have a bright and prosperous future. >> susan, thank you so much. according to
. romney's heard telling wealthy donors 47% of americans will support the president, president obama, no matter what. this video posted on the liberal leaning website mother jones. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right, there are 47% who are with him, who are depend enupon government who believe that ey are victims who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. that's an entitlement. and the government should give it to them. and they will vote for this president no matter what. the president starts off with 48, 49, he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans pay no income tax. so our message of low taxes done connect. he'll be out there taking about tax cuts for the rich. that's what they sell every four years. so so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them that they should take personal response and care for their lives. what i have to do is convince the 5% t
-on a clip recorded at a fundraiser in may and posted by mother jones yesterday. >> president obama's campaign manager pounced on the comments. st. it is heart to serve for president of all americans when you have written off half the nation. romney said that is not the case. he did not back away from his remarks. >> those reliant on government are not as responded to my comments. >> he it knowledge he was speaking off the cuff. >> it is not the first time a fundraising clip has caused a stir. remember 2008? here is the candidate talking about frustrated americans. comments that paul ryan has referenced in his stump speech for weeks. >> guilty as charged and proud to say so. >> reporters will get a chance to record romney's fund-raisers as early as today when the candidate goes to salt lake city and dallas. >> how true is mitt romney's comments? >> we found that that is technically pretty close to accurate, 46% of people did not owe income taxes in 2011, but they paid other taxes like ax.ome-t t >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the orioles gained ground in a push towards the post se
book, "the change i believe in: fighting for progress in the age of obama." the prolific jamie raskin also joins us. one of the country's leading scholars on constitutional law, he teaches at american university and is a maryland state senator, where in his first legislative session alone he managed to see more than a dozen of his bills pass into law. he's been described as "one of the nation's most talented state legislators." his many writings include a centerpiece article in this special issue of "the nation." welcome to you both. >> thanks so much. >> okay, let's play the numbers. what comes to mind when i call out 79, 76, 75, and 73? >> the age of the four oldest justices on the court. and one of the reasons we did this issue is that as we enter this election seas, this election cod determinnot only the future of the court for generations to come but the shape of our democracy for generations to come. >> you've devoted whole editions of the magazine, in the past, to the supreme court. what makes this one different? >> i think we're at a moment, bill, where we are witnessing the u
to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent or better that are independent. >>reporter: obama campaign pounced saying quote it is shocking that candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. tonight romney held impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes what i describe as government centered society. it's not elegantly stated let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to question i'm sure could i state it more clearly and in a more effective way. >>reporter: abc news washington. >> now "nightline"will have more on the romney tape and his response medley following this newscast at 11:35. >>> more developing news tonight. bomb hoax caused scare for some passengers on san francisco to new york flight today. somebody called police to say explosives were on board. both american airline flight 24 out of sfo and fin air jet both planes landed safely at jfk and tax toy far corner of the airport. one of the pilo
that are independent. >>reporter: obama campaign pounced saying quote it is shocking that candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. tonight romney held impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes what i describe as government centered society. it's not elegantly stated let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to question i'm sure could i state it more clearly and in a more effective way. >>reporter: abc news washington. >> now "nightline"will have more on the romney tape and his response medley following this newscast at 11:35. >>> more developing news tonight. bomb hoax caused scare for some passengers on san francisco to new york flight today. somebody called police to say explosives were on board. both american airline flight 24 out of sfo and fin air jet both planes landed safely at jfk and tax toy far corner of the airport. one of the pilots spent several minutes arguing with the control tower over why
-u.s. protests erupting in afghanistan, so do you think it signals the kind of failure of barack obama's policies in the middle east? thank you so much. >> yeah. the protests -- >> let me get -- >> sorry. >> let me go behind, please. >> here? >> yep. and just wait for the microphone. >> thank you. mr. crocker, in your time in some of the very troubled zones, you mentioned at the top of your remarks how it's about a risking of lives, not about pushing cookies and pinstripes. do you think the situation in libya, in retrospect, should have had more of a crossover between the militaristic end? paul corson with cnn. thank you. >> bill goodfellow, center for international policy. what are we doing to promote a political settlement? as distasteful as it might seem, i think some sort of deal with the taliban has to be put in place or else the civil war's going to continue, and even the good enough, afghanistan good enough that you suggest, i just don't see it's possible. they're tenacious, they're not about to be defeated as long as they have pakistan's backing, and i just think that much more emphasis h
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